Panaji, Apr 7 (UNI) Chief Minister Digamber Kamat today interacted with the specially challenged children drawn from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharastra and Goa.
The children were participating in the three-day inter-state festival organised for specially challenged children at Bhagwan Mahaveer Bal Vihar at Campal here.
About 453 challenged children from five states participated in the festival organised by social organisation Anam Prem, in association with Goa Peoples Forum. It was instituted by Menezes Braganza and Kala Academy. The day was celebrated as Hope Day for disabled section of society.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kamat, who mingled with children, complimeted the organisers for embarking upon a unique programme for these children. Such programmes, apart from providing opportunity to these children, also exhibit their hidden talents. It will help to give them exposure and share their experience.
He said his government has been implementing various schemes for the uplift of these children and bring them into the main stream of the society.
As a part of the festival, the organisers conducted various activites for these children which included screening of film 'Ami Asu Ladke', in which specially challanged children have acted.
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